Daodejing 43


The softest entity
under heaven gallops [1]
through the hardest.

The intangible
Penetrates the solid[2]

Therefore, I know the 
the benefit of wú-wěi. [3]
The teaching without words.

The benefit of wú-wěi:
Few under-heaven
Keep pace with this.

*Translation by LU Wenlong & Keith Wayne Brown, ©2013.

[1] Literally the term means ”horse-too”

[2] Literally “that without cracks”

[3] Doing-without-doing, having-no-activity, taking-no-action.


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